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A fragment of a thin cotton dastarkana, or "summer carpet," with seams running through the center and along the border. The center consists of undyed cotton with staggered rows of repeated red poppy plants, some of which are upside down. The border consists of a green ground with a row of red...

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1966, Nasli Heeramaneck (b. 1902 - d. 1971) and Alice Heeramaneck (b. 1910 - d. 1993), New York. 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Indian (perhaps Burhanpur, the Deccan), Mughal dynasty, late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place

possibly Burhanpur, the Deccan, Central India, India


Overall: 169.9 x 118.6 cm (66 7/8 x 46 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, painted, mordant dyed and resist dyed


Textiles and Fashion Arts